SUNDAYS UPCOMING & WORSHIP INFORMATION
Our summer service schedule is one service only at 10am in-person and on Zoom.
This Sunday, August 14 Where Are We Going? with Rev. Sara Goodman. Special music from the WBUUC Choir Ensemble.
Sunday, August 21 The Question Box with Rev. Roger Bertschausen. Special music from Harmonia.
See more details below about this Breakfast Sunday!
Sunday, August 28 Intentional Change with Nico Van Ostrand. Special music from The OK Factor
To attend worship in-person:
***If you are a regular attender, there is no need to pre-register anymore. Please just check yourself in at the iPad when you arrive.

If you are visiting for the first time or bringing a guest or returning after an absence, please register for in-person worship here: https://wbuuc.org/sunday-worship/. That way, our welcome teams will be able to give you a warm welcome, and this gives us a chance to prepare for your arrival! When you arrive on Sunday morning, you can go straight to the registration table, and we will be waiting to greet you!

The Nursery is available during the 10am worship service to care for children ages 6 months through 3 years. Registration is required: https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/Summer22RE
To attend worship virtually:
Sunday Service | 10am
Computer, tablet, or smartphone:
Password: WBUUC328
By phone: +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 743 728 311
Cyber Social Hour | 11:00am
Computer, tablet, or smartphone:
Password: WBUUC328
By phone: +1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 925 9029 4884
UPCOMING EVENTS AT WBUUC
Learn more about these upcoming, all-ages events: www.wbuuc.org/upcoming-events
COMMUNITY-WIDE POTLUCK
August 17 | 5:30pm
Food, fellowship and fun–bring a dish to share if you’d like! Programming to follow the potluck Click to sign up to bring a dish to pass or be a part of our potluck team
BREAKFAST SUNDAY: Questions, Quiche and Comfy Clothing
August 21 | 9am
Join us for a tasty breakfast before our 10am service. We encourage you to wear comfy clothes to church–kids can wear pjs! Click here If you are willing to help support the breakfast (set-up, bringing food, and/or clean up)
WATER COMMUNION
September 11 | 10am
It's our traditional Water Communion service...with a twist! We’ll gather at Hallam Park*– across the street from the church. Bring water from your yard, your travels or even your tap to mingle in a common bowl and receive a blessing. Click to learn more
We hope you will join us!
SUMMER SUNDAY COMMUNITY BOUQUETS
Every Sunday Until After Labor Day

This summer, help us create a community bouquet for our altar each Sunday. Bring with you to the 10am service a single stem, or sprig, of blooms or greens from your garden or the roadside. There will be a single vase in front of the pulpit to collect your floral donation (and a pair of scissors to trim its length if needed). Contribute to the community bouquet every Sunday, one or two Sundays, or not at all; the goal is to create something beautiful, unique, and uncomplicated together-- with no single person having to do too much. Thank you!
Our community bouquet on 8-7-22
JUSTICE & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Help Afghan Refugees
The WBUUC Hazara Assistance Committee is assisting three Afghan refugee families in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul as they continue to settle into life in Minnesota since leaving their homeland suddenly last August. Please consider volunteering short term in one of several capacities we have available-- giving a ride once a month for a family of four, take a 19 year-old to a community college to visit, or visit with three young women living together in St. Paul. There are several other possibilities also. If you prefer to volunteer with a friend, teams of two are welcome. If you want to help, or even if you're not sure, please check it out by contacting Volunteer Coordinator Mary Bolton at 651-271-1593 or mpbolton54@yahoo.com. THANK YOU!
Ukrainian Teenagers: Update & More Ways to Help
Students will be here Aug 10-Sept 15
Through the support of eight generous host families, all the Ukrainian students have been placed. The WBL Rotary is now looking for individuals who are able to provide support to the program through other volunteer opportunities:

  • Drivers - provide car transportation to the daily activities. This would mean picking the students up at a central location in WBL each day, and dropping them off at their activity (different location most days). Sign up for morning or evening rides. This is a great way to contribute and provides an opportunity to visit with the students, all of which speak some level of English.

  • Transportation Coordinator - monitor the daily schedule to make sure volunteers are signed up for each event.

  • Activities - have an idea for an activity? Are you able to help coordinate it? Examples: one family is providing a pontoon evening on WBL. Another is working with the MN Twins to get free tickets for a baseball game.

  • Backup Hosts - should one of the host families have an emergency requiring us to find another host family, back up families are needed. Call Tim Wald: 651-238-2484

Interested in helping? Sign up here: 
Shamanic Drumming and Journeying
August 16 7:00pm | Sanctuary and on Zoom

Join us for spiritual exploration and attunement on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. Masks are required. For information, to get the Zoom link, and to get on the email list contact Nancy Hauer at Nancy@Rookhouse.org or 651-426-4917
WBUUC Choir Re-Connect and Look Ahead
Aug 17 | 6:30-7:30pm | Sanctuary

After the 2-1/2 years that COVID has kept us apart, we are gathering all WBUUC choir members — past, present and future — to join us for the community potluck on Aug. 17 at 5:30 and stay for a gathering of singers at 6:30. Please plan to attend to greet old friends, meet new singers and learn what’s ahead for the music program. We’ll sing together, too!
Special Collection: Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul - You can still help!
School Tools Drive 2022 was the recipient of our Special Collection on August 7. This program is one of several efforts by Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul and provides school supplies for children from low-income families. Interfaith Action is the umbrella organization for Project Home, the program with WBUUC’s support for over 10 years, which provides housing for people who are experiencing homelessness.

Thank you for sharing in WBUUC’s commitment to social justice concerns by donating generously to equip children from low-income families with essential school supplies.

You can donate in 3 ways:
  • Online: http://bit.ly/give-to-wbuuc – indicate School
  • Send a check to WBUUC with School on the memo line.
  • Text to Give with text to 651-615-5551 and the “amount School"
  • (ex, if you want to give $20, put this in the text: 20 School)
Project Home Needs Help with Weekend Meals and Books
Now that Project Home has a building (Provincial House in St. Paul), there is no longer a need for churches, such as ours, to provide temporary housing to families experiencing homelessness. But Project Home is asking congregations to help by providing weekend meal teams and by helping to restock their free book tables.

Meal Teams: On Saturdays, Sundays and some holidays, meal teams of volunteers provide lunch and dinner for families. Teams plan menus, buy ingredients and cook the meals onsite and then serve the families and clean up (3-4 hours). Teams are composed of 3-6 adults (or sometimes older supervised children). If you can volunteer or need more information, please contact Kate O’Reilly or fill out the following form: https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/35ba3a73

Last Week for collection! - Book Drive: Project Home needs to restock their free book tables with books and magazines in good condition for adults, young adults, and children of all ages. Especially welcome are materials that reflect the diversity of individuals in their family shelter. Bring items to church through August 14 and place them on the book collection table in the Atrium. They will be delivered to Project Home.
SUNDAY SERVICE IS ON YOUTUBE
MEDITATION REQUESTS & MINISTERIAL OFFICE HOURS
If you would like to have a joy, a sorrow, or a life event shared in our time of meditation and prayer in the Sunday service, please complete this form. You may also use this form to request prayers, ask for support from the congregation, and just to let us know what is going on with you. https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/MeditationRequest

Ministerial Office Hours - by request only for the summer
For the summer, our regular ministerial office hours (noon-1pm) are suspended. If you need to speak with a minister, please just contact us, and we'll be happy to schedule a chat with you–either by phone or Zoom or in-person.
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